Living Portraits

Thought Leadership In Design

While shooting video content on Vancouver Island for Designed To Speak , I was fortunate to have a few moments with each subject to grab some additional content – an environmental portrait and a living portrait. Photographing people was my first passion in the visual arts – creating a connection through the lens and capturing some aspect of personality.

A natural extension of portraiture is the living portriat, with added dimensions to give viewers an immediate sense of the subject – who they are, how they move, and just enough time for a complete thought. The living portrait is not a replacement for headshots, but rather a powerful addition to profiles. You will notice here that I have chosen Vimeo to embed these living portraits specifically for its design-friendly control panel, which allows me to feature the sujbect without a Youtube play button in the middle of my composition.

These living portriats were created specifically as vehicles for thought leadership and mentorship. What would you want to say in your own living portrait?

Iván Meade

Iván Meade is the principal designer and founder of Meade Design Group and the Iván Meade Fabric Collection. He has received international and critical acclaim for his work in interior, graphic, and industrial design. Meade Design Group has created a niche for itself in branding designers; Iván has worked with interior designers locally as well as in Australia and throughout North America to help them develop high-value brands for themselves.

Richard Hatter

Richard is an award-winning designer, illustrator, and conceptual thinker. He has 13 years of experience in graphic, print, and web design, as well as creative direction, market strategy and artistic management.

Emrys Miller

Emrys oversees all projects, providing strategy, creative direction and technical direction at Rocketday Arts. He brings a background in communications design, fine art, and computer science. Emrys is a Professional Member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and participates in the global graphic design community.